Foresta feat. Kabaka Pyramid & Protoje - Quiet Thoughts
Foresta's debut EP will be released on the 28th of February 2014 and will be available as a free download on Soundcloud and Bandcamp. Since the release of the „Youth Riddim“, Foresta has been working on his own productions, some of which have been released on the albums of various artists over the past couple of years.
This time around, he has not entirely distanced himself from a Reggae sound, but rather has found a way to combine it with Soul, Hiphop and jazzy elements. His instruments of choice are rhodes and piano. A number of musical guests graced his home studio where the programmed beats were enhanced with live instruments.
We now present to you six exclusive songs that will give you an insight into the producer's musical creativity. Foresta, the youngest member of the Urban Tree family, spent the last four months locked up in his home studio to finish his long awaited EP on time for the release date. A number of videos and small activities surrounding the EP are still to come.
The EP features a fusion of Hiphop and beats combining Soul, Jazz, Reggae, Dub and Pop. The vocals to be heard here are from artists that hail from precisely these genres, artists that he has met somewhere along on his musical journey through the years or that made it into his humble home studio.
For his EP Foresta had the pleasure of working with two of the most successful and promising artists in the Jamaican Reggae scene: Kabaka Pyramid and Protoje; Berge belong to the pick of what the German Pop scene has to offer, Foresta's label colleague Simon Grohé is currently working on his own release „Mamaoerf“; Danny Ranks and Longfingah have both belonged to the German and Austrian Reggae and Dancehall underground scene for decades and have shared their music with crowds on both small and large stages all across Europe; with Benjie - another Urban Tree colleague - he has a veteran of the German dancehall scene on board; Jaqee from Rootdown Records shares her music with her fanbase from Denmark to Germany to France and Uganda.
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Titel: Foresta EP
Fotografie: Jens P. Neumann
Design: Simon Grohé
CREDITS (Quiet Thoughts)
Lyrics: Kabaka Pyramid & Protoje
Guitar: Tobias Thiele
01. Quiet Thoughts (feat. Kabaka Pyramid & Protoje)
02. Du Träumst Remix (feat. berge & Simon Grohé)
03. Money Man (feat. Danny Ranks)
04. Gelobtes Land Remix (feat. Benjie)
05. Give It To Dem Remix (feat. Longfingah & Danny Ranks)
06. Sing My Song (feat. Jaqee)
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Intro (Kabaka Pyramid):
Life is a journey you know?
And on this path I’n’I come to
the evolution of thought to creation, u know?
I remember when mi first start to question life,
Age 7 ask questions why me de pon earth?
Is this my first or my second birth?
Or is it my third? Is that a number or is it a word?
Is life a noun or is it verb?
Is there a god weh a listen every single word weh mi think?
And when mi see the color red is it the same to you?
Or maybe what you explain is blue to me
What you perceive is individually risen from the prison of the mind literally
And your senses form defenses against the entry of frequencies weh them sen fi
And the ones them weh out of them reach
You say dem doh exist but a dem one de mi seak, yea,
The preacher dem a preach, but in the end I teach myself to seek my self until the end of these
Dying days, I used to ask my how?
But now I put the why? in place
Instead I cook the wheat I cook the rye in place
Fi put my third eye in place, yea
And we've lost meaning
With all that's going on with the life we're leading
All in all, Great or small these feelings
Knowing that we're blessed with the air we're breathing
Verse 2 (Kabaka Pyramid):
I remember thinking if you born January how you one grade higher than someone weh born december before?
Dat nuh mek no sense when you check it out
The ones weh born december nuff nuh mek it out
The school system provide the tools fi true victims arrive while fixing the mind on rules
Three 6 a di sign dem choose
Chesse trix by design abuse the youths
Time a fly
Sometimes I feel I'm a fly, jus a
Pitch and a watch people sit on a clock from 9-5
Time just a fade away
till the day them family sing amazing grace
I heard that souls are made in space
Then them travel to earth
So the womb can unravel the birth
I search with a ravenous thirst, for someone to balance an merge with
But sometimes my manners desert me
Thoughts rambling example is this verse
But what the meaning?
As long as truth's been dispersed I'm cool with that
Some a burst oozies glocks, I choose fi Ras
Tunes keep the youths in tact
It's kinda funny, how I keep goin like the energizer bunny
Mi haffi memorize an study da verse ya
'Cause the message I'm delivering is truth
I confess with every synonym I use yea
Outro (Kabaka Pyramid):
Yeah man, you know de time de when
You reflect pon life and wonder what’s the meaning…
So one a dem time…